What do you feed a picky eater?

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What do you feed a picky eater?

Postby Andaiz » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:36 pm

DD1 is a picky eater...almost vegetarian with exception of certain types of fish lightly fried, plus the once a week breaded chicken breasts.

No toufu, no eggs...and almost had to fight with her at lunch today to get that puny omelette into her.

Any ideas? I want to feed her lentils and beans but we personally don't even consume that in our daily diet...guess it's time to change!

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Postby Mrsbongz » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:44 am

my kids don fancy tofu too, but as they are allergic to dairy, i try to sneak some into the food they eat.. u can try some of these ideas..

- fried tau kwa, cut into small cubes, and mixed into fried rice, or stir fry with veges.

- mash tofu with prawns, fish and steam

- french toast, instead of bread? you can use the cookie cutters to cut up the shape into a flower, minnie mouse etc? can get cheap ones at Daiso. cut to smaller pieces so she won't mind trying. My mum used to spread my favourite jam on the bread then use the sandwich to make french toast. Yummy!!

- I even hide mash tofu in their porridge :P

- NTUC also sells those fish tofu cakes.

- my son loves grean bean soup, because I put jellies or huge sago in them.

Hopefully these ideas will be useful!!

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Postby raeyes » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:39 pm

dd was fussy with food too, when she's younger, i would chop up all kind of veg to add into steamed meat patties for unknowingly to her

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Postby Andaiz » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:32 am

Thanks for your contributions here, KSP's.

osaka, the bento moulds look too good to eat! Unfortunately, I have no problems with her polishing my carbs...maybe I'd take the hint from Mrsbongz and raeyes, I'll HIDE the doufu and the meat and the egg in her carb or stuff. Right now, I'm using egg as "binder" to fry her chicken fingers and/or fish! :|

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Postby lklow » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:43 pm

Hi Andaiz,

Maybe you can try some of the recipes below for your daughter:
a) Tofu and crabstick patties: http://food-4tots.com/2008/07/15/tofu-a ... k-patties/
b) Special egg rolls with rice, salmon and spinach: http://food-4tots.com/2008/09/18/specia ... d-spinach/
c) Scrambled eggs with tomatoes: http://food-4tots.com/2009/02/01/scramb ... -tomatoes/
d) Lentils and vegetable curry: http://food-4tots.com/2010/04/28/lentil ... ble-curry/

Hope it helps!

Regards,
LK (Food-4Tots)
website: http://food-4tots.com/
fan page: http://www.facebook.com/FoodForToddlers

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advice needed---fussy eater

Postby simplejan » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:49 pm

my kid does not like to eat in general. it's frustrating during meal times and she would just run around etc...i usually do spags and meatballs with baby spinanch....

i abit worried that she's not getting enough nutrients but i wonder if we should be giving her any vitamins at this age...

any advice?

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Re: advice needed---fussy eater

Postby Andaiz » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:19 pm

simplejan wrote:my kid does not like to eat in general. it's frustrating during meal times and she would just run around etc...i usually do spags and meatballs with baby spinanch....

i abit worried that she's not getting enough nutrients but i wonder if we should be giving her any vitamins at this age...

any advice?


simplejan, DD1 is coming 8 and looks not a nary past 7. We are feeding her multi vits, DHA and calcium :| she doesn't even take meatballs, let alone fishballs...so basically, it's plain dougan, not even toufu. Sigh!

:pray: that she'd turnaround soon! :lol:

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Postby lklow » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:45 pm


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Postby ruyu » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:20 pm

I dont know why ppl hate vegetables. I gorge on them. Soo yummy. I hate chicken. But like only the chicken in pizza hut kfc mcdonalds and burgerking

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Postby Cherylg » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:51 pm

normally, i'll make sure my child finish the food given to her. it's a habit to keep... will not want her to develop to being picky in her food.

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